At around 2200 degrees farenheit, the interior of a glass furnace glows bright yellow-orange. The glass at this temprerature flows with the consistency of warm honey and may be easily gathered on a blowpipe or steel punty rod for forming by hand. The room that houses a glass furnace is aptly named the Hotshop. The Hotshop at Snake Oil Glassworks occupies 850 sq. ft. of our building. It is the room in which all our glass work is produced.
Much of our work is displayed and available for purchase through the store and gallery. The store is open Thursday through Sunday. Visitors may view the activity in the Hotshop through an observation window in the store; watching Phil sweat in airconditioned comfort.
Usually you would expect to find just Phil and Peg at the Studio, but there are other faces you are likely to encounter. Their daughter's, Michelle and Cassandra, often help run the store or assist in the Hotshop.
Just For Fun
It is not always work at the Studio, we put almost as much effort into having fun when there is an excuse for a party or a promotional event.